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The local surname Grinnaker was derived from the expression "of the green acre" or "green acres." Literally the name means "green field."

Grinnaker Early Origins



The surname Grinnaker was first found in Lancashire at Twiston, a township, in the chapelry of Downham, parish of Whalley, union of Clitheroe, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn. "In the 1st of Edward III., when the Hall existed, the property was possessed by Richard de Greenacres; a successor of whom, Sir Richard Greenacres, left a daughter that married into the Worsley family, through whom the estate passed to the family of Starkie." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Grinnaker Spelling Variations


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Grinnaker Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Greenacres, Greenaker, Geenakers, Grinacres, Grinakers, Grenacres and many more.

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Grinnaker Early History


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Grinnaker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grinnaker research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487 and 1901 are included under the topic Early Grinnaker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grinnaker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grinnaker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Grinnaker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers who were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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The Grinnaker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grinnaker Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 26 February 2016 at 13:29.

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